The Consort Express Lines Deck & Engineering Scholarships provides the opportunity for aspiring young Papua New Guineans to obtain internationally recognised qualifications and ensure Job opportunities in a wide array of the Maritime industry.
Applications for this scholarship are open every year, in June.
Cadetship Program 2016
Consort Express Lines Limited has recently recruited 15 Cadets to attend the PNG Maritime College in Madang. We take this opportunity to thank all those who applied for the program in 2015.
The response for the 2016 Cadetship Program was overwhelming compared to the previous years with academically sound students applying from Secondary Schools and National High Schools respectively. It was very encouraging to see many enthusiastic young men eager to venture into the Maritime Industry, however out of the hundreds of applications only fifteen were successful.
The Deck & Engineering Cadetship
The Program for 2016 offered 15 Scholarships, of which 7 will take up the Deck Cadetship Program while the other 8 will take up the Engineering Cadetship Program. These successful applicants are now enrolled at the PNG Maritime College where they will initially undertake classroom studies, which will lead to practical on sea time training entailing extensive Professional Training & Development program tailored to International Standards, on board the Consort Express Lines fleet of vessels.
The Deck & Engineering Cadetship Program drive for 2017 will commence again this year and applications will come out in June of this year. To be eligible for this Scholarship, applicant must be between the ages of 17 – 21 years, must have or are currently completing Grade 12 Education with A & B grades in Maths A, Physics, English and one other subject. They must have a strong sense of discipline, be of good character, with no disciplinary records while at school. Successful applicants must pass a colour blind test and Medical Fitness test. And have a keen interest in a seafaring career.
Experiences shared by some of the cadets include:
- Melly Tiko, 19 years of age, a graduate from Vuna Bosco Secondary, ENBP
“Thank you to Father Clifford who has encouraged and assisted us in getting this scholarship, it is a blessing to be able to get this and come to Lae, we are privileged to join Consort and thank you to the management and Marine and HR department”.
- Michael Banda, 19 years old, a graduate from Lae Secondary, Morobe Province:
“On behalf of the students from Morobe, I thank Consort for the scholarship and we are humbled to gain this opportunity as it comes once and as recipients of this dream career we are honoured. We hope to make our parents and company happy, we will study hard at school and one day we hope to make it up the ladder in our career with Consort”.
- Dylan Thomas, 19 years of age, also a graduate from Lae Secondary, Morobe Province:
“I would like to say a big thank you to Consort, our families and friends who have been instrumental in our decision to venture into the Marine industry. I would like to encourage my fellow cadets that we are going to the PNG Maritime college as ambassadors of Consort and we must work hard, not to waste time and focus on our studies, we all have a vision and that is to achieve the highest qualification in our career”.
- Benny Londo, 19 years of age, graduate from Bugandi Secondary school, Morobe:
“As the only Highlander in the group, I am honoured to be granted this scholarship, as many people think its for the coastal guys only, but thank you to Consort, on behalf of my countrymen I would like to say, let us all think positive and act positive and prove to the world that we can make Papua New Guinea proud and place it on the world map”.
Generally all the cadets expressed gratitude to the company and are humbled by the words spoken by Captain Andy (Marine Manager), Mr Yendetuo (HR Manager) and Mr Stuart Craker, the General Manager of Consort.
“Thank you Consort and we will do you proud” – was the final remark by the Cadets.